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Woman Flees Miss. to Get Divorce She's Sought Since '01

Getting a divorce in Mississippi requires consent of both spouses

(Newser) - A divorce is a hard and pricey thing to get in Mississippi, though that doesn't necessarily stop people—one recent study found that the state's divorce rate is seventh highest in the country. What sets it—and South Dakota—apart from the rest of the country is that... More »

Priscilla Presley: I'm Taking Care of Lisa Marie's Twins

Grandma says she's got 8-year-olds during divorce fight, not foster care

(Newser) - Dismissing reports that Lisa Marie Presley's 8-year-old twin daughters are in the custody of the state of California, grandma Priscilla Presley says the girls are with her. The AP reported over the weekend that Finley and Harper Lockwood, Lisa Marie's children with estranged husband Michael Lockwood, were under... More »

Judge: 'Wretchedly Unhappy Marriage' No Reason for Divorce

UK woman is appealing ruling denying her a divorce

(Newser) - When Tini Owens says she's trapped in a loveless marriage, she means it. Owens, 65, was denied a divorce from her millionaire husband of 39 years after he told a UK judge their "minor" disagreements are simply a part of married life, reports the Times . In a case... More »

Man Blames Uber for Divorce, Sues for $45M

App sent wife details of his Uber rides

(Newser) - An allegedly cheating husband who got in trouble after using his wife's iPhone to book an Uber blames the app for the end of his marriage and is suing for $45 million, the Daily Dot reports. The businessman says that after he logged into his own Uber account on... More »

Woman Ends 22-Year Marriage Over Husband's Trump Support

It was a deal breaker, she says

(Newser) - Divisions between supporters of President Trump and Hillary Clinton have taken a toll on plenty of relationships, reports Reuters , but this might be the most extreme example: Gayle McCormick, a 73-year-old retired prison guard in Washington state who describes herself as a "Democrat leaning toward socialist," says she... More »

An Ancient Divorce Practice May Be Outlawed in India

Muslim men in India must only say 'talaq' 3 times

(Newser) - After 13 years of marriage to an allegedly abusive husband, a Muslim mother in India is formally protesting how easy it was for him to leave her—he divorced her by writing a letter containing the word "talaq," or divorce, three times, to her parents. "I was... More »

In Surprise Turn, Jolie, Pitt Claim a 'United Front'

They've sealed court documents to protect children: statement

(Newser) - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie say they hope to keep the rest of their divorce proceedings hidden from the public in their first joint statement since announcing their split in September. The former couple says they've sealed all court documents relating to the split and hired a private judge... More »

Wealthy 'Genius' Claims Divorce Payday Too Low

Judge in 'Titanic' divorce case says US financier is no Einstein

(Newser) - How much is "genius" worth? That's the question a British appeals court will decide in the case of an American financier who claims he got shafted in a divorce settlement. Randy Work, 48, says a judge erred by granting his wife half of the couple's fortune of... More »

Marc Anthony Divorcing Wife After J.Lo Kiss

Couple reached decision 'mutually and amicably'

(Newser) - Marc Anthony has confirmed he's splitting from his wife of two years, 28-year-old model Shannon de Lima, reports Billboard . Rumors surfaced that the pair were done after Anthony, 48, shared an on-stage kiss with ex-wife Jennifer Lopez at the Latin Grammys in November, a few months after Lopez broke... More »

How the Super Rich Pretend That They're Not

A deep dive into how one man hid $400M from his soon-to-be ex-wife

(Newser) - One part Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and one part The Big Short, a recent New York Times piece gives readers a chance to "peer inside the hidden world of the super rich"— or at least at the system they use to hide everything that makes them... More »

Priscilla Presley Reveals Why She Left Elvis

'I didn't really know who I was'

(Newser) - Priscilla Presley's marriage to Elvis made her the envy of many, but it wasn't all glitz and glamour behind closed doors. The pair "didn't go out" and "truly lived in a bubble," Presley told ITV talk show Loose Women on Wednesday, per the Huffington... More »

Judge: Not My Business to Unseal Trump Divorce File

'NYT' wanted access to file, but court says Ivana Trump deserves her privacy

(Newser) - A New York judge refused Thursday to let his court "inject itself into the political process" and turned down a media request to unseal the divorce file of Donald Trump and first wife Ivana, Politico reports. The New York Times and the Gannett Co. had tried to gain access... More »

Billionaire Who Bought Grindr Gets Very Expensive Divorce

Zhou Yahui will give his wife shares worth $1.1B

(Newser) - The Chinese billionaire who owns a majority stake in Grindr will be slightly less of a billionaire after his divorce from his wife, Forbes reports. Zhou Yahui agreed to transfer 278 million shares of his company, Beijing Kunlun World Wide Technology Share Company, to his wife, Li Qiong. The shares... More »

One of the Peak Times for Divorce Is Nearly Over

But watch out for March

(Newser) - They didn't set out to do a study on divorce, but two University of Washington researchers poring over a range of sociological data saw such a clear pattern emerge that they've ended up with one: It turns out that that married couples divorce most often in March and... More »

Woman Sells Wedding Dress Marked With 'Stench of Betrayal'

Her eBay post has gone viral with bids reaching nearly $90K

(Newser) - Samantha Wragg hadn't had time to dust off her wedding dress and take it to the cleaners before she found out her new husband was cheating on her. So what did the British woman who works in social media do? List her dress on eBay to help foot the... More »

Ex-Model Makes History With $97M Divorce Settlement

'This is what I am accustomed to,' Christina Estrada says

(Newser) - Former model Christina Estrada made history Friday when she received a stunning $97 million divorce settlement from a British court, the Telegraph reports. And even that was less than half what she was asking. The settlement includes cash and assets from her ex, Saudi businessman Walid Juffali, and is the... More »

Archbishop: Remarried Couples Must Live as 'Brother and Sister'

Also, no sex for gay couples and unmarried couples, obviously

(Newser) - It just got a whole lot less fun to be a Catholic in Philadelphia. New guidelines released by Archbishop Charles Chaput last Friday say divorced couples who have remarried must permanently abstain from sex, instead living like "brother and sister," the Guardian reports. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer... More »

Dennis Quaid's Wife Files for Divorce After 12 Years

She filed just a week before their anniversary

(Newser) - Dennis Quaid's nearly 12-year marriage is coming to an end, the AP reports. Quaid's wife, Kimberly, filed for divorce Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. Her filing seeks joint legal custody of their 8-year-old twins as well as spousal support. The Quaids were married on... More »

Exactly 2 Premarital Sex Partners Ups Divorce Rate

For women, that is

(Newser) - A new study out of the University of Utah finds that women with either no sexual partners or one—most typically, her future spouse—before marriage are the least likely to get divorced within five years; women with 10 or more are the most. A closer look at the numbers,... More »

Husband Decides to Divorce New Wife on Wedding Night

She reportedly wouldn't get off her phone

(Newser) - The honeymoon did not last long for a Saudi bride whose new husband told her "minutes" after their wedding ceremony that the marriage was over, Gulf News reports, citing a local newspaper. His reason? The new bride reportedly refused to get off her cellphone. A relative says that the... More »

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